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In Connected World, Oil and More Impacts Factory-Builders, What Does Latest Unrest Mean? Plus More Headline Topics

February 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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If you’ve been buying fuel lately, you’ve noticed that prices have been rising in recent weeks.  The tragedy of Venezuela is part of that backstory.  Make no mistake. As one of the top proven oil reserves in the world, that Latin American nation’s political and economic upheaval are impacting the U.S. and beyond.

 

Fuel costs impacts manufactured home builders, as well as retailers on the delivery-end.

But fuel and energy costs also impact the industry on the supply side, as virtually all products reach a production center via truck.

Once upon a time, there were factory-builders that had active rail lines that brought products to a factory, and sometimes, were used to ship them out too. The historic photo below reflects that reality.

 

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History also reminds factory builders that a producer can go from zero – start up status – to having built and shipped some 60,000 homes, in only 2 years.  Rephrased – as much as Warren Buffett would hate it – one could rival Clayton Homes rapidly. That would require the proper mix of motivation, money, manpower and know-how.  See the related report below, by clicking the text/image graphic.

 

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The CNBC video below focuses on the economic ripples that arise from the growing crisis in Venezuela.

One of our themes on MHProNews is “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” © Put differently, that means that ‘other news’ that mainstream media may cover often impacts our industry in ways that the rank and file or others may not consider.

 

Headline News the White House Wants You to Know

The Trump Administration has demonstrated its interest in manufactured housing in a variety of ways.  Dispatching Pam Danner, JD, from her role over the manufactured housing program is one example.

But regulatory and tax issues are just some of the other ways that’s manifest.  Still more examples are found in the related reports, further below.

While MHProNews can’t at this time produce all of the volume of news that comes to us from federal and other sources, we do curate topics that could be more relevant to investors, owners, strategists, advocates, and others that may only obliquely relate to our industry.  The headlines and one paragraph summaries below are an example of that you may find of interest.

While POTUS Trump often blasts ‘fake news,’ in fact Team Trump routinely produce such summaries of reports from mainstream media that underscore the reality that even the president believes that not all mainstream news is ‘fake.’ He’s said on several occasions, all he wants is a fair shake.  These headlines therefor project issues that will help shape the 2020 races, and thus the political and business environment that you are and will be operating in.

As Sam Zell, Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) founder observed, they discovered that they had a ‘partner’ that had no investment, but could still influence their business. It pays to know more than just the latest shipment numbers.

 

REAL NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T WANT YOU TO MISS

 

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Trump Vows ‘New Day’ for Venezuela

-NBC News

“The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy, and the United States of America is standing right by their side,” President Donald J. Trump said on Monday at Florida International University in Miami. The President also addressed the American far left. “To those who want to try to impose socialism on the United States, we again deliver a very simple message: America will never be a socialist country.”

 

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Border Apprehensions Jump 84 Percent, 606,000 Expected This Year

-Washington Examiner

“January saw a surprising surge of 22,000 more apprehensions of illegal immigrants at southwest border crossings over January 2018, prompting a key predictor to suggest that border officers will make over 600,000 apprehensions this year,” Paul Bedard reports. “The year-over-year increase was 84 percent, from 25,975 in January 2018 to 47,893 last January, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”

 

 

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An Illegal Immigrant Killed My Daughter. Trump’s Right—We Must Complete the Border Wall.

-USA Today

Retired educator Dan Ferguson writes that his beloved daughter Mandy, a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacher, was killed last year by a criminal who should never have been in the United States. “In his declaration of a national emergency on our southern border, President Trump recognized the Americans who experienced the consequences of that emergency firsthand: angel moms and dads. I never expected I would be one of them.”

 

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Trump Officially Directs Pentagon to Create Space Force Legislation for Congress

-CNBC

“President Donald Trump signed a directive on Tuesday that ordered the Department of Defense create a Space Force as a sixth military branch,” Michael Sheetz and Amanda Macias report. “The directive orders the Pentagon draft legislation for Congress that would create the Space Force as a part of the U.S. Air Force.” This move sets in motion the creation of America’s first new military branch in more than 70 years.

 

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Ivanka Trump Examines UPS Training at Facility in Gwinnett

-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump toured a UPS driver training facility in Duluth, Georgia, with Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) on Wednesday, detailing the Trump Administration’s focus on workforce development. Last year, UPS “signed a pledge in support of President Trump’s workforce development initiative, committing to offer opportunities for career advancement to more than 50,000 employees.”

 

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Opinion: Trump Stays Tough on Socialism

-The Detroit News

“President Trump’s speech Monday afternoon in Miami wasn’t just directed at Nicolas Maduro and the socialists of Venezuela — it was also a stark reminder to left-leaning Americans that socialism’s days are ‘numbered,’” Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer writes. “As Democrats rally around radical proposals such as ‘Medicare-for-all,’ free college tuition, enormous minimum wage increases, and even guaranteed basic income, it was President Trump’s responsibility to remind us that socialism’s sweeping promises are always empty.”

 

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Lower Tax Refunds Show How the Republican Tax Cut is Keeping Money in Your Hands All Year

-USA Today

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) explain that tax refunds are lower today because taxes are lower—keeping more money in Americans’ hands all year long. First, Democrats were wrong that tax cuts would hurt our economy. Now, they are “peddling the scary elixir that ‘lower tax refunds mean higher taxes.’ Wrong again . . . This claim about refunds, as the Washington Post’s fact checker observed, is ‘nonsensical and misleading.’”

 

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Senator Dick Durbin (IL-D), On The Record, RE: Green New Deal, plus MH Stock Updates

February 22nd, 2019 Comments off

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Hopefully the rare absence Friday evening of this data made the hearts of our faithful readers grow fonder.

Because no one else in manufactured housing even comes close to providing the sheer quantity – as well as quality – of news, with independent analysis, and commentary.  Our uptime and publishing schedule reliability hover around 99.8% (+/-).

So, this following recap of Friday closing numbers stands starkly apart from our normal reports.  You can see what that looks like, by reviewing the data from Thursday, linked here.  We anticipate being back to our normal routine on Monday.

With that disclosure, let’s dive in.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

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Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

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Friday’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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This clip is from MSNBC, David Rutz, with a panel discussion about the Green New Deal (GND) that includes Senator Dick Durbin (IL-D).

Senator Durbin Asks – ‘What the Heck is This?’ But Asks Republicans Question

To answer Senator Durbin’s question as an independent, of course, people influence and impact the environment. Every building, every fire, every farming activity, hunting -you name the human activity – and it has some sort of impact on planet earth.

That impact may be good, harmful or something in between.

That’s the easily answered question that Senator Dick Durbin (IL-D) posed during the video interview, above. The Illinois legislator’s website says “Senator Durbin serves as the Democratic Whip the second-highest ranking position in the Senate for the Democratic Caucus.

What that video clip doesn’t ask or answer is this next pair of questions.  Will a socialistic-led power grab by enthusiasts of the Green New Deal – which includes Democratic presidential hopefuls and promises to upend almost every aspect of American life, including housing – become law?

Or should “We, the People” allow our constitutional republic of defined and limited powers to be replaced by a draconian system that mandates every aspect of American life?

 

As Chance Would Have It

MHProNews was in Orlando on business Friday and Saturday. Among those we met and had discussions with was a Venezuelan, whom we will refer to as Mercurio.

Mercurio said he’s been in the U.S. with his wife for about a year now. His parents and other relatives are still in deeply troubled Venezuela. He denounced the Socialistic Nicolás Maduro regime, which he is not convinced will exit peacefully. He praised interim president Juan Guaido, that the Trump Administration and a growing list of international leaders has recognized.

Mercurio hopes that the interim president will be able to truly take over the government, and begin resorting the shambles of the once far more prosperous Latin American nation.

Mercurio has a simple message for those who will listen. Having lived the rapid decline of his beloved Venezuela, ‘don’t buy the lies of socialism.’ No matter how well intentioned a person might be, Mercurio says that there’s only misery.

Or as another writer put it, you can vote socialists into power, but once they grab power, they often can only be removed by force.

So, while Senator Durbin and dozens of Democrats debate the merits – or lack thereof – of the Green New Deal, keep in mind the tragic lessons of Venezuela.

See the related reports, further below.

 

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Modular Company Sued For Alleged Breach on Four Homes

February 22nd, 2019 Comments off

 

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Craig Borges filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in the 24th Judicial District Court against New Orleans Modular Homes LLC and John Albert Rodriguez,” said the Louisiana Record. Borges claims he has not been repaid for a loan made to the company.

 

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs,” per the Louisiana Record, which added that “The plaintiff is represented by J. Geoffrey Ormsby of Smith & Fawer LLC in New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee Faulkner Jr.”

The matter is being heard before the 24th Judicial District Court, and the case number is 791672.

 

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Google shows the location has a one-star average rating, from those who gave reviews.

 

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Will Canadian City’s Tax Plan Inspire U.S. or More Canadians to Follow With Affordable Housing Battle Tool?

February 22nd, 2019 Comments off

 

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After hearing from more than 15,000 people and consulting with many experts, the City saw both support and need for a tax on empty homes in Vancouver. A 2016 City of Vancouver survey found that more than 90% of Vancouver residents surveyed agreed that empty homes were a problem; a separate poll by Angus Reid in 2015 found that 80% of Metro Vancouver residents were in support of a vacancy tax.” So said the the City of Vancouver created the Empty Homes Tax (EHT), also known as the Vacancy Tax report.

 

The report touts that “The EHT, the first of its kind in North America, is intended to help relieve pressure on Vancouver’s rental housing market.”

The Vancouver Sun produced this video, which outlines the concepts behind the issue, plus related data being collected.

 

 

Is This a Good Idea?

There will no doubt be voices both for and against this plan.  MHProNews merely notes at this point in time that this ‘solution’ avoids the question of supply.  Offering more affordable housing – including manufactured homes – ought to be an obvious part of the solution to the growing demand.

The full report from the City of Vancouver is linked here as a download.

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Is Manufactured Housing Industry Backstab Coming Into Clearer Focus?

February 21st, 2019 Comments off

 

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There are several new and recent items that are purportedly making it ever more clear what is occurring that are artificially stymieing manufactured housing industry growth.

 

There is a new report from the Washington, D.C. based independent producers association – linked below – that raises several disturbing concerns.  They should each raise the question, where is the Manufactured Housing Institute on these issues?

 

 

The topics that the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform covered are serious ones, and are outlined in their bullets, below.

  • HUD WHITEWASHES ALLEGED DOE ENERGY RULE COSTS
  • PROCEDURAL CHANGES SHOULD APPLY TO ANY DOE MH RULE
  • REVISED DTS PLANS RELEASED – CHATTEL STILL IN LIMBO
  • 2018 PRODUCTION UP – BUT SHORT OF 100,000 HOME BENCHMARK
  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS – HUD MONITORING CONTRACT REFORM
  • CONGRESS TAKES UP GSE REFORM
  • HUD ANNOUNCES MHCC/SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Sources from outside of the MHARR office – with connections to MHI – are telling MHProNews that the reasons to sound the alarm are increasingly self-evident.  Rather than deny or clarify issues, MHI’s hired outside counsel to do sabre rattling instead.  Wouldn’t it be easier and less costly for MHI if they simply disproved – if they could – concerns like those raised above or below?

 

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On January 9th, 2019, MHProNews revealed that on the MHI website, several key topics – important for the industry’s growth potential – are no where to be found.

 

Surprising Discovery on Manufactured Housing’s Enhanced Preemption, Hidden Gem$

 

MHI’s outside counsel specifically stated – and several sources in MHI – routinely monitor what is published here.  So, they knew this was a concern.  What have they done since the screen capture is done about 6 weeks ago?

Nada.  See the screen capture from this evening, which is time-date-stamped in the file name.

There seems to be several developing patterns.  Consider these to-date uncontroverted facts:

  • The Duty to Serve mandated in 2008 by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) that the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac support underserved markets, that included rural and manufactured housing.
  • MHI – purportedly at the bidding of Clayton Homes, per MHI sources – focused their push on DTS toward the so-called new class of homes, instead of on all manufactured homes. Why?
  • Even if that works for Clayton, how does that help the millions of current or potential ‘standard’ manufactured home owners that might have benefited from lower cost chattel loans?
  • Now, in hindsight, the MHI’s odd stance on the energy standards for DOE would have significantly raised the costs of new manufactured homes. MHARR was essentially battling MHI, as much as they were the Obama era DOE and their allies.  MHARR worked to align third party research that proved just how flawed the MHI plan was, and only then, did MHI do an about face – during the Trump Administration.
  • At each stage, MHI’s actions – or failures to act – reveal an arguably stated or unstated tendency toward increased consolidation through artificially enhanced barriers or entry, maintenance, or exit.

See the related reports below.  There could be a special report soon on a related issue, that once more shows MHI’s failure to act in their self-proclaimed role of representing all segments of the factory built housing industry.

 

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Ask yourself. Do these Marty Lavin dictums apply in this case?

 

Marty Lavin, Frank Rolfe, Kenny Lipschutz, and others within or tied to MHI have been proven right. The motivations for state associations to break from MHI are becoming more clear.

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It’s game on.

One side, there are those that posture or claim to be working on behalf of the industry, but the are either fumbling or failing repeatedly.  Why?

Then on the other side, are others who want to see the industry grow, but are running into headwinds that the post-production side of the industry is supposed to be fighting.

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Back stabbing by MHI, anyone? Or is it a front stab? The featured photo lets you imagine it either way.

Meanwhile, pro-MHI sycophants are silent. Or amen-corner writers churn out their mealy-mouthed nonsense.  Is it the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis coming more visibly into focus?

It will be fascinating to see what Warren Buffett has to say. We’ll know soon enough.

 

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China Trade, Fed, Mixed Signals on Meh Day, Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

February 21st, 2019 Comments off

CNNmone2.21.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsAs the headline news from CNN and Fox Business reflect, there’s a flurry of items that contributed to the stimuli for investors on a largely down broader markets day, and a mixed day for manufactured home stocks and equities.

 

But something to watch are those voices that keep trying to talk investors into a recession.  As an upcoming report we’ve planned will reflect, a group of experts think that recession isn’t likely until 2021 at the earliest. So, tonight’s focus will be trade talks with China, as some believe a deal may be near. Given that it influences several manufactured housing supply chains, that is our focus this evening.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Consumer Reports doesn’t recommend Tesla Model 3
  • Many Tesla owners are reporting problems, including loose body trim and glass defects
  • Latest updates: These are the six cars that just lost Consumer Report’s recommendation
  • Looking back: A brief history of Tesla vs. Consumer Reports
  • Analysis: A tough week at Tesla just got worse
  • LIVE UPDATES Gloomy economic numbers rattle Wall Street
  • Despite backlash, stock buybacks keep booming
  • The IPO market is in hibernation
  • US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year
  • Report: Apple and Goldman Sachs are releasing a credit card together
  • Pedestrian deaths are up. These SUV’s can help save lives
  • Uber hasn’t killed off the rental car industry
  • USA Today editor apologizes for publishing blackface photo in college
  • How to best diversify your investment portfolio
  • Huge 15-year fixed rate drop. Could be your last chance to refinance
  • Target has a new plan to win parents over: Focus on the kids
  • Nike’s stock falls after Duke star breaks sneakers
  • Chinese shoppers can now get an iPhone for less than $30 a month
  • Applebee’s had its best year since 1993
  • Chipotle CEO: We are undergoing a digital transformation
  • The strategy behind McDonald’s new breakfast food
  • Pizza Hut expands beer delivery service
  • Domino’s rewards customers for buying pizza — even from its competitors
  • Retail layoffs are piling up. Here’s the whole story
  • Gymboree’s second bankruptcy will kill the brand
  • Sears survived bankruptcy. Can it survive long term?
  • Payless plans to close during its second bankruptcy, costing 16,000 workers their jobs

 

Select Bullets from Fox Business

  • Stocks fall on Atlanta Fed cut to 4Q GDP forecast, weak economic data
  • Mortgage rates fall to lowest average in one year
  • Pinterest files confidentially for IPO
  • Lyft IPO will open floodgates for other tech companies: Varney
  • AOC says Amazon HQ2 deal caused rental spike in Queens: Fact check
  • Lyft vs. Uber: What to know about the ride-hailing rivals
  • Zion Williamson’s shoe split puts Nike’s brand in spotlight
  • Uber Eats devouring McDonald’s franchise owners’ profits: ‘Bar Rescue’s’ Jon Taffer
  • Farming community in Delaware hopes for a good trade deal
  • Tesla Model 3 reliability issues lead to downgrade by Consumer Reports
  • ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett’s salary, net worth compared to co-stars
  • Duke’s Zion Williamson has $8M insurance policy against pre-NBA injuries: Report
  • US existing home sales fall sharply to 3-year low
  • What YouTube is doing after McDonald’s, Nestle pull ads over graphic video
  • What Ronald Reagan would say about socialism: Art Laffer
  • Wells Fargo donates $444M to nonprofits for affordable housing, small businesses
  • Nike’s Colin Kaepernick jersey sells out just hours after release
  • Brexit backlash has UK businesses flying the coop
  • Marie Kondo’s Netflix series ‘Tidying Up’ sparks spike in Goodwill Donations

 

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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Today’s Big Movers

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Curating content for this evening market report is both art and science.

For example, it is almost comical at times how even the same news source is sending mixed messages on the same topic.  That can happen because experts – those talking heads – disagree.  Or it can occur because of undisclosed agendas, bad reading of data or indicators, etc.  The same source may be dead wrong in their analysis too.

The latest ‘a deal may be looming’ with China and U.S. on trade are below.

While some think it is close, that would be a bit of a surprise here on MHProNews.  But CNBC said, “A trade deal may not be ‘priced in’ yet as study shows S&P 500 should be 11% higher.” For market watchers that headline alone could be worth the price of admission to this evening’s report.

Here are more pull quotes and two videos, from CNBC.

  • Renaissance Macro Research estimates the S&P 500 has lost about 11 percent from trade tensions since January 2018, even with the recent run-up in stocks.
  • In other words, if not for all the negative trade news over the last 14 months, the S&P 500 would be about 11 percent higher,” says Neil Dutta, the firm’s head of economics.

 

  • With the market off its lows, a popular view is that the equity market has priced in all the good news already,” Dutta says. “We are skeptical; the equity market only partially retraced the losses associated with trade tensions.”

 

 

 

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NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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Discrimination!? Ethnic, Racial Bias by Manufactured Home Community Investigated – Investors and Community Owner Alert

February 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Keenya Robertson is a fair housing advocate and the President of Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE).  She said “Something is not right,” per Yahoo News.

 

People are being treated differently because they are from a different country.  That is a violation of the Fair Housing Act,” Robertson said, according to Local 10 News.

 

 

It’s an issue that may not seem to some to be discriminatory, at first glance.  But as one digs deeper, because a country of national origin is involved, it would be an apparent violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The racial composition of those nations may also be perceived as a factor.

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As years of articles published here on MHProNews by attorney Nadeen Green, JD – the “Fair Housing Lady” – advised manufactured home industry professional readers, the protected classes include: “Race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin,” as the National Association of Realtors™ (NAR) also states.

 

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In order to become a part of Lakeside Park Estates, a 55-and-older community of mostly Canadians who come to Florida for the winter, a member must first fill out a rental application,” said Yahoo News’ report. “The first page of the application lists what applicants would be charged based on their background. U.S. residents are charged $50, and from there, the prices go up significantly. The highest application fee listed is for natives of Colombia, who are listed as being charged $175 per adult for an application.”

Lakeside Park Estates is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network, as the sign in the photo below reflects.  It is located just west of Interstate 95 on Pembroke Road in Pembroke Park, in Hollywood, Florida, explained the narrative by Local 10 News.

The property is a 55-and-older community reportedly made up of so-called ‘snow-birds’ who are mostly of Canadians, who winter in Florida.

 

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The first page of the Lakeside Park Estates application spells out what you’ll be charged to process their application.  That document states that a U.S. resident would pay $50.  But a Colombian would pay $175 per person.

 

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Robertson has been a fair housing advocate for approaching a quarter of a century, and she said, “I have never seen anything like it.”

Equality under the law means just that, say the experts.  Investors? Manufactured home community owner/operators?  Is a property you are involved in committing some blatant or subtle form of discrimination?  Bear in mind the related report, below the by line, which will be updated with a planned follow up soon. Stay tuned.

 

MH Industry Pro Takeaways?

In the meantime, it can be less costly to double check your paperwork and procedures, than it is to face litigation with individuals, fair housing advocates, state agencies, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Bear in mind that in some states there are additional protected classes, as Green has previously said.

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Game On: “Socialism is About Power, not Equality,” Space Force, and Battle for Manufactured Housing Independence

February 21st, 2019 Comments off

 

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The manufactured housing industry has to a significant degree been conquered. Who will be the leaders and the voices that liberate our industry, it’s millions of home owners, and the millions more who could benefit from manufactured home living?  

 

That’s a tough but pertinent question, as the battle for 2020 is well underway.

There are capital, communications, and legal battles ahead for the manufactured home industry.

And the industry’s professionals and home owners must realize that the potential voting block is one worth fighting for by political rivals. 

On the left, there are figures like House Financial Services Committed Chair Maxine Waters. She’s on record opposing several business practices of Clayton Homes and their affiliated lenders. There are reports in mainstream media about her call to both the Department of Justice and HUD to investigate Clayton and their lenders. 

Also on the left, is Senator Elizabeth Warren. She laid out a legal case for using existing laws to break up various monopolistic forces.  MHProNews and MHLivingNews has covered those events as hopeful opportunities, while critiquing other political positions held by those same Democratic lawmakers.

Then, there’s Democrat turned Republican, President Donald J. Trump. Some call him a populist. His policies are arguably a blend of positions held by leaders of both major parties. That’s why he was and is battled from within the ranks of the GOP, not just the Democratic political machine. 

Each side of the political aisle has points of attraction, and ideally affordable quality living is a non-partisan issue.

Several Democratic leaders, including 2020 presidential hopefuls, have publicly supported the Green New Deal.  It’s come under fire from with the ranks of Democrats, and from Republicans, but does have support too.

There are several Democratic leaders who routinely call on taxing the rich. Senator Warren is pushing for a wealth tax. We would question the constitutionality of some of those proposals. But is there a different path? Is there a lawful way to bring forces on the left and right together for the sake of the country, wealth-building affordable housing, and manufactured homes role in that emerging vision? 

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Socialism is about power, not equality

A crowd of Venezuelan Americans stood before President Donald J. Trump in Miami yesterday, cheering as he put America squarely on the side of those fighting for freedom. “We’re here to proclaim a new day is coming in Latin America,” he said. “In Venezuela and across the western hemisphere, socialism is dying and liberty, prosperity, and democracy are being reborn.”

His message to Nicolas Maduro: “Let your people go.”

American leadership is making the difference. The United States and more than 50 countries across the world have recognized the rightful government of Venezuela. “Within 30 minutes, the United States was proud to be the first nation in the world to recognize President [Juan] Guaido” as the country’s interim leader, President Trump said.

Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua offer a lesson to the world: Socialism always promises unity but delivers division and hatred. It promises a better future—and inevitably returns to the darkest chapters of the past. Not long ago, Venezuela was the richest country in South America. Today, after its tyrannical government nationalized industries and took over private business, nearly 90 percent of Venezuelans live in poverty.

Americans know this history well, having witnessed socialism destroy countries throughout the 20th century. Nearly three-fifths of Americans have an unfavorable view of socialism; a majority have a favorable view of capitalism. Support for far-left schemes such as Medicare-for-All has plummeted as voters learn more about what’s in it. The extremist “Green New Deal” is beginning to suffer the same fate.

“We know that socialism is not about justice. It’s not about equality; it’s not about lifting up the poor,” President Trump said yesterday. “Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class. And the more power they get, the more they crave . . . All of us here today know that there is nothing less democratic than socialism.”

Watch: “The United States of America is standing right by their side.” 

Worth sharing: “We are born free, and we will stay free—now and forever.”

The Space Force is here

President Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 this afternoon, marking a bold step toward American space dominance by setting in motion the process of creating a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of our Armed Forces.

The Directive calls on the Secretary of Defense to develop a legislative proposal for the Space Force, embodying President Trump’s vision for keeping Americans safe:

•          Strengthen America’s ability to compete—and win—in an increasingly contested domain

•          Organize, train, and equip our space warfighters with next-generation capabilities

•          Maximize successful warfighting capability while minimizing bureaucracy

Peace through strength has been President Trump’s foreign policy since day one, and this newest frontier is no exception. The United States is the best in space, and our adversaries know it. They want to restrict our access there to undermine our strategic advantage. With the U.S. Space Force up and running, that won’t happen.

Get the facts: America’s destiny in space is secure.

Watch: President Trump signs the Space Force directive

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Democrats are laying out their vision for the nation in the run-up to 2020.  One of those popular visions is linked further below.

President Donald J. Trump is laying out his vision, via White House statements like the one above.

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The comment above was said with respect to another recent topic, but relates to this issue too.

Editorially, MHProNews has noted previously that there are some positions that Democrats hold – on issues like antitrust enforcement, or possible reforms of the GSEs – that could be useful for manufactured housing.

At the same time, President Trump’s Administration has rolled back more regulations than any other president’s administration in modern times.  Some of those rollbacks have proven useful for the manufactured housing industry.  The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has generated numerous actual and potential boosts to manufactured housing and factory-builders.

So, there will be a tug-of-war, as in every election cycle, between the various claims and track records of the two major parties.  Plus, there will be possible independent runs for the White House, like the one postured by Starbucks founder, billionaire, and Democrat Howard Schultz.

Track records – actual results – plus the prudence of the platforms should guide the industry’s pros in their support and votes. That’s this morning’s “News through the lens of Manufactured Homes, and Factory-Built Housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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“Feeling the Bern” – Love or Hate Sanders, Take Him Seriously – plus MH Stock Market Updates

February 20th, 2019 Comments off

Love him. Hate him. Agree, disagree or be ‘meh’ about his policies and politics.  CNNmone2.20.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsIgnore the scandals attached to his wife and himself if you wish, because hundreds of thousands of donors clearly have.  Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialistic independent from Vermont has announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.  And Sanders has blown away the fundraising in the first 24 hours of his campaign announcement. vs. his rivals to be the Democratic candidate to oppose President Donald J. Trump in 2020.  That will be our focus report for this evening.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

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Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines and news sources. 

 

Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Samsung’s big day
  • The brand unveiled a foldable phone — follow the live event here
  • The new lineup: Foldable phones, 5G and phones that charge each other
  • Samsung’s new foldable smartphone: Gimmick or game changer?
  • Watch: See the Samsung Galaxy’s new features in action
  • 5G is here. Here’s what that actually means
  • LIVE UPDATES S&P boosts the odds of a US recession
  • Walmart vs. Target: How to invest in retail stocks
  • CVS slides 9% after predicting a rough outlook
  • Retail layoffs are piling up. Here’s the whole story
  • PERSPECTIVES Trump can hate on SNL all he wants, but he won’t stop watching
  • Gannett touts digital growth as it battles takeover
  • New York Times responds to Trump’s attack: ‘It’s not just false, it’s dangerous’
  • Lyft cofounder opens up about its biggest competitor
  • Glencore will cap coal production, but some climate groups say that isn’t good enough
  • The IPO market is still in hibernation. Blame the government shutdown and market mayhem
  • Tesla’s general counsel is leaving the company after two months
  • The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns
  • Swiss banking giant UBS fined over $5 billion in fraud case
  • Huge 15-year fixed rate drop. Could be your last chance to refinance
  • Virgin Galactic to make second key test flight to space
  • Under Armour to design ‘spacewear’ for Virgin Galactic
  • SpaceX nixes plans for Mars spaceship at LA port
  • Blue Origin launches 10th test flight of space tourism rocket
  • Inside the high-stakes business of tracking space junk
  • Chinese hackers are ramping up attacks on US companies
  • Russian hackers targeted US think tanks in Europe
  • Dating app reveals data breach on Valentine’s Day
  • My son’s Nest camera was acting weird. Here’s what I did
  • Apple says Facebook’s controversial market research app violated its policies

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  • Fed minutes reveal uncertainty about future rate hikes
  • Pepsi’s new CEO just made his first big move
  • Stocks in tight range as Fed minutes reveal bank’s economic growth worries
  • CBD product push: Tilray buying hemp food brand Manitoba Harvest
  • Ocasio-Cortez’s role in driving Amazon out of New York City blasted in new billboard
  • The Jobs Creators Network debuted the new billboard in Times Square on Wednesday.
  • UNC-Duke basketball ticket prices approach Super Bowl levels: Here’s why
  • Trump administration wants California to pay back billions for high-speed rail
  • Uber Eats devouring McDonald’s franchise owners’ profits: ‘Bar Rescue’s’ Jon Taffer
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  • Google defends secret Nest microphone as unintended ‘error’
  • Tide Cleaners laundry, dry cleaning service to roll out nationwide
  • A look inside Venezuela’s treacherous health care system
  • Middle-class incomes are rising at a massive rate in these 10 cities
  • Varney: Media’s Trump hatred causes hair-trigger misinterpretation
  • Bernie Sanders’ millions point to ‘limousine liberal’: Grover Norquist
  • Trump rebate rule will hike premiums for seniors, CVS Health CEO says
  • Macy’s, Kohl’s ‘becoming yesterday’s news’: Former Toys R US CEO says
  • How to protect yourself from skimming at the gas pump
  • American lawsuits over Google’s Nest may not be viable, Judge Napolitano says

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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There is no way to be fair and balanced without giving coverage that accurately reflects what a person or organization says or does.  Editorially, MHProNews strongly opposes much of what Sanders stands for, based upon policy and performance.  But that won’t keep us from laying out what he said to CBS in an extended interview, shown below.  It reflects Sanders’ views, in his own words.

 

 

In the first 24 hours since his announcement that he is running for the 2020 nomination for the Democratic Party, per the Sanders camp, he raised $5.9 million dollars.

Some details per left-of-center CNBC:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders raises $5.9 million from 223,000 donors within the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California previously announced raking in $1.5 million from 38,000 donors within the first 24 hours of announcing her presidential bid last month.
  • Other candidates have not provided first-day funding information.

 

An apparently leftist podcaster, the Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins, had this to say about Sanders on the subject of Democrat Howard Schultz’s possible run as an independent.  Schultz, a founder of Starbucks and a billionaire, has taken on the far left of the Democratic Party in many of his interview statements.  That’s the backdrop to this podcaster’s commentary, which opens with the headline: “Bernie Sanders SHREDS The Media Over Their Obsession With Howard Schultz.”

 

 

More from CNBC:

  • With an average donation of $27, the Vermont independent’s haul shows the power of small-dollar donations, which have become increasingly critical for Democrats looking to shore up grassroots support and shun corporate funds.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California previously announced raking in $1.5 million from 38,000 donors within the first 24 hours of announcing her presidential bid last month. Other candidates have not provided first-day funding information.
  • Sanders launched his campaignon Tuesday. The decision followed months of speculation that the senator would jump into the race after the surprising success of his insurgent 2016 bid, when he became the runner up behind Hillary Clinton.
  • In 2016, Sanders raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours and went on to raise 58 percent of his campaign funds with individual contributions of less than $200, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. By contrast, small-dollar donations made up just 19 percent of Clinton’s campaign funds.
  • “Sanders demonstrated a level of grassroots support of unprecedented size and excitement, signalling the strength of the movement set on winning the Democratic nomination, defeating Donald Trump and creating a government that works for all Americans,” his campaign said in a statement Wednesday announcing his first-day fundraising numbers.
  • Sanders joins a crowded Democratic primary field, including Harris and fellow Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, among others, are also aiming for the party’s nomination.
  • Sanders received donations from all 50 states within the first hour of his campaign. “Powerful special interests may have the money, but we have the people,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
  • In a move to renounce the influence of big businesses, Sanders and other Democratic contenders have pledged to reject donations from corporate PACs. A similar trend prevailed in the 2018 midterm elections.
  • “We’re not accepting a penny from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists, which means your donations really do make a difference,” Harris said in a tweet.
  • The surge of small-dollar donations in the 2020 campaigns can be partly attributed to ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democrats used by both Sanders and Harris. ActBlue helpedcandidates raise over $1.6 billion during the 2018 election cycle alone, with a $39 average contribution. On Sanders’ fundraising page, the suggested donation amount starts at $3.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pulled in over $299,000 online the day she launched her presidential exploratory committee, according a Politicoreport citing a Federal Election Commission filing. A Politico analysis of ActBlue data showed more than 8,000 donations were collected for the senator on Dec. 31, working out to an average donation of about $37.
  • Warren officially announced her presidential bid on Feb. 9. The campaign did not release funding information for that day’s take.

The analysis of the Sanders opening bid is simple.  Take him seriously.  There are rumors that he may team up with a young firebrand, like AOC.  That would be a dubious move, for several reasons.

There’s persistent speculation that Michelle Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden will enter the race, and either of them would be – per recent polling – the front runner.

But if someone as far left as Sanders wins, will it be almost as rough as the Mondale vs. Reagan campaign of 1984?  That year, Reagan won 49 of the 50 states. Time will tell.

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HUD Warns PHAs, Manufactured Housing Pros – Take Note

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That and the recent Daily Business News on MHProNews report linked here and further below about ‘appalling’ are apt backgrounds for the following stern warning from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The change by HUD is arguably long overdue, as the problems have noted have endured through Democratic and Republican administrations.

The best pull-quote from below is by HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D.: It’s become painfully clear to us that too many public housing authorities and private landlords whom we contract with were using the weeks before their inspection to make quick fixes, essentially gaming the system,” said Secretary Carson.

Here’s the new HUD release to MHProNews, which will be followed by related comments and reports.

 

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HUD TO DRASTICALLY CUT NOTICE FOR INSPECTIONS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND PRIVATELY OWNED APARTMENT BUILDINGS

14-day advance notice designed to encourage year-round maintenance

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is dramatically reducing the advance notice it provides to public housing authorities (PHAs) and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment developments before their housing is inspected to ensure it is decent, safe and healthy.  HUD’s new standard provides PHAs and private owners of HUD-assisted housing 14 calendar days’ notice before an inspection, a dramatic reduction from the current notice which can frequently extend up to four months. Read HUD’s notice.

In addition, HUD is launching a series of listening sessions around the nation to gather input from the public and HUD stakeholders about a planned pilot program to test innovative new approaches to inspecting HUD-assisted properties.  Initial listening sessions are planned in Philadelphia, Fort Worth, Atlanta, Detroit and Seattle.

Currently, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides advance notice before a scheduled inspection which frequently extends up to 120 days. This amount of lead time allows certain public housing authorities and property owners to undertake cosmetic, ‘just-in-time’ repairs to their properties rather than adopting year-round maintenance practices.

It’s become painfully clear to us that too many public housing authorities and private landlords whom we contract with were using the weeks before their inspection to make quick fixes, essentially gaming the system,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “The action we take today is part of a broader review of our inspections so we can be true to the promise of providing housing that’s decent, safe and healthy to the millions of families we serve.”

Today’s notice is part of a wholesale reexamination of REAC’s inspection process that Secretary Carson launched shortly after taking office. HUD will be consulting with PHAs and property owners over the next several months to discuss other improvements to REAC’s process.

REAC is responsible for inspecting properties owned and operated by approximately 3,700 local public housing authorities nationwide.  In addition, REAC-contracted inspectors evaluate approximately 23,000 privately owned apartment buildings.  Combined, approximately 96 percent of these properties pass their inspections.

Still, it has been HUD’s observation that many public housing authorities and private owners of HUD-subsidized housing have grown accustomed to REAC’s 20-year-old inspection regime and, in some cases, invest more resources in passing minimal inspection requirements rather than satisfying their obligation to provide quality housing.

Beginning 30 days after publication of this notice, HUD employees and contract inspectors acting on behalf of HUD shall provide property owners and their agents 14 calendar days of notice prior to their inspection.  If an owner/agent declines, cancels or refuses entry for an inspection, a presumptive score of “0” (zero) will be recorded. If the second attempt results in a successful inspection within seven calendar days, the resulting score will be recorded.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

— End of extended quote from HUD release. —

 

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